Series: Fairham Island

Review: The Secrets She Kept – Brenda Novak

Review: The Secrets She Kept – Brenda Novak

The Secrets She Kept is a mystery with seemingly endless possibilities when it comes to the who did it. While the characters are the same in The Secrets She Kept and The Secret Sister, the tone and the feel of the story here is quite different. Partly because it unfolds five years after the ending of the first book, and possibly also because it was more from Keith’s point of view, and he had made some huge changes in his life in the past five years. This character growth, as well as the suspense surrounding the matriarch’s death made me both anxious to keep reading, and kept me guessing, and guessing, and guessing. When Keith got news of his mother’s […]

Posted 23 August, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 6 Comments
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Review: The Secret Sister – Brenda Novak

Review: The Secret Sister – Brenda Novak

The Secret Sister is simply fabulous! The mystery unfolds slowly, and the characters are very complex, and Josephine is the kind of mother I’m so happy I didn’t have growing up – and even later. My The Secret Sister review: Maisey had never wanted to go back to Fairham Island ever. And especially not to live there, close to her autocratic mother and her broken drug-abusing brother. However, after a nasty divorce she needed a change of scenery, as well as a place where she could stay for while to lick her wounds until writing and illustrating her children’s books became something she felt capable to do again. The Secret Sister has a very melancholy tone, and there are so […]

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